vocab props to Pavlina

As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been watching Steve Pavlina’s 30 Days of Video series, which is still ongoing.  Not all in order, and I’m not caught up yet.  But this one thing I caught the other day – one of this series of vids in which he uses the word ‘bailiwick’.


As in:- bailiwick ˈbeɪlɪwɪk/

(noun):  bailiwick; (plural noun): bailiwicks

1. one’s sphere of operations or area of interest.

“after the war, the Middle East remained his bailiwick”

2.  (Law) the district or jurisdiction of a bailie or bailiff.

“the warden had the right to arrest all poachers found within his bailiwick”

Yeah, bailiwick!  (Okay, I had to look it up on Google.  I’ve heard the word without knowing what it meant, but I’ve never repeat never heard anyone use it in casual conversation before.  Nor on a Youtube vid, for that matter.)

Profound vocab props to the Pav!  Bailiwick, I’m going to have to find a way to lever the word into conversation sometime soon!


meditative epiphanies

I had an insight while meditating.  (Better get used to it, if you’re reading regularly).  First, a Bible passage sprang into my mind.

The steps of a righteous person are ordered by the Lord. Psalms 37:23

And then this thought.

Image by Beryl_snw on Flickr, public domain.

If your steps are ordered – guided, approved, meaningful – then doesn’t it make sense to take a lot of them?  Instead of just praying vehemently and waiting for your desired things to fall into your lap, to go out into the world and do your part, as part of the universe, in making it so?  A lot of ordered, guided steps!

Very like Steve Pavlina’s posts on massive action, and the comments of those wiser than I on adherents of the Law of Attraction who think it sufficient to achieve the ‘correct vibration’, without going out and doing, going after what they want.  Like the universe is going to dump a Porsche and their soulmate in their laps, right there at home.  Vibration is movement, people, by definition!  Vibration is action!  It’s taking steps!  (Divinely ordered ones, of course.)

The Universe is in motion, and you are part of the Universe.  If you want it to bring you what you desire, you’d better remember that you form part of the machinery that can actually do that.  Little cog, get moving!

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